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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

The Caltrans Transportation Library holds a collection of selected historical materials such as documents, photographs, maps, and artifacts that track the history of the Department. In the collection are two oral history series that have been digitized through the California Revealed project.



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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Gerald Ducey Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta Oral History of Gerald Ducey who was the Branch...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains flutter and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Steve Whipple was an Associate Bridge Engineer working out of the Richmond Office when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. In this interview Steve discusses his responsibilities for the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Cherry, Dan; Hanel, Mary
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Ends abruptly. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Wendell Hogan spent 41 years with California Division of Highway, District 2, Maintenance. He began his career during the Great Depression as an unemployment relief laborer working on the construction of the Feather River Highway in 1931. He retired in 1972 as Assistant Highway Superintendent at the Burney Maintenance Station.  Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Caltrans...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Lovering, W. R.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Additional Title : Highway Recollections of Francis N. Hveem Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Francis N. Hveem began his 46 year career with the Division of Highways in District 2 in 1917. Mr. Hveem was an early leader and innovator in asphalt mix design, whose contributions to highway engineering are known worldwide. He developed the Hveem Method of designing paving mixtures and the Hveem Stabilometer during his early tenure...
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Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Program is very muffled for few minutes but gets slightly better. Hiss, noise, and distortion as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Jo Ann Cullom Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes static and background noise. Audio drops out during the first 30 seconds. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the interview, Jim McCrank was the Branch Chief of Traffic Operations Systems for Caltrans District 4 in San Francisco. In...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Right channel was recorded at a lower level. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Paul Lukkarila was an Assistant Bridge Engineer with Caltrans in Sacramento. In this interview...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the interview, John McMillan was a Senior Construction Engineer with Caltrans in San Francisco. In this interview he describes his personal earthquake experience and how it was like...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Steve Ng was and Associate Bridge Engineer for Caltrans. In the interview, Ng describes his personal earthquake experience in Sacramento. Later, he...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Susan Simpson was an Environmental Planner for Caltrans when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred. Susan wasn't involved with emergency efforts however, she gives a personal recollection of the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Steve Saville was the Assistant Caltrans Administrative Officer in San Diego at the time of the Loma Prieta earthquake. He volunteered to serve for the Public Affairs in District 4...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Steve Mellon was a Senior Bridge Engineer for Caltrans on the Post Earthquake Investigative Team (PEQIT). In this interview he describes...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Otherwise OK. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Vernia Smith was a Right-of-Way Agent for Caltrans and assigned to the Santa Cruz County region when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred. Although not directly involved with recovery...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Tony Vasquez was a Caltrans Equipment Operator based at the Santa Maria Maintenance Yard when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. In this interview Mr. Vasquez retells his experience as a member of a maintenance team in District 5...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this interview Shanhar Kutty was a Transportation Engineering Technician for Caltrans at the Materials Lab in San Jose. This interview is his personal experience of what it was like...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Richard Wilhelms was a Senior Engineering Geologist for the Headquarters Transportation Laboratory at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. In this interview Richard details his...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Jake Dekema began working with the Division of Highways in 1938. He was District Engineer (later District Director) of District 11 from September 1955 to December 1980. During this period, he administered the planning, developing, and construction of 485 miles of the California Freeway and Expressway System in San Diego, Imperial, and east Riverside Counties with a minimum of public controversy. On February 20, 1982, the 29-mile stretch...
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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Wallace Murphy was a District Safety Officer for Caltrans. In the interview, he describes his personal earthquake experience in Hayward and...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Steve Nicholson was a Dispatcher Clerk with Caltrans in the Office of Communications in Sacramento. In this interview he describes his personal earthquake experience in Sacramento at Caltrans...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Pete Spansail was an Environmental Planner when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred. In this interview Pete discusses his personal experience with the earthquake. On the evening when the earthquake occurred Pete was at the Oak Street...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hanel, Mary
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Note : Hiss and hum as on original tape. Part two speeds up throughout. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Herbert S. Miles worked for the California Division of Highways from 1930 until his retirement on March 6, 1973. He began his highway career with a summer job in District 4 while attending the University of California. In 1936 he worked as a Bridge Inspector on the completed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. In the early 1950s he was Assistant District Engineer in...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the earthquake Mr. Shadle was a Senior Environmental Planner based out of the Oak Street office. The days after the earthquake Sid volunteered in a capacity to answer the phones at...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes distortion and background noise. Part 1 ends abruptly. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this interview Jim Lazzarini was a Systems Software Specialist for Caltrans at the District 4 office in San Francisco. In this interview he...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Kyle Nelson and Dave Paulson were Public Information Officers for Caltrans. This interview was done at the Cypress Structure site. In the beginning of the...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes background noise, hiss and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. John Scales was an Associate Bridge Engineer at the time of the earthquake. For the following week he volunteered to work at the collapsed Cypress structure where he was...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Alden, Don
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Heinz Heckeroth retired in 1988 after 33 years of State service. In his early career with the City of Los Angeles, he was Project Design Engineer on the East Los Angeles Interchange. His career in the Department began in District 7 in 1955 and steadily advanced in positions of responsibility in Distict 7 and Headquarters, including Deputy Director for District 7, Chief Deputy Director for...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Kyle Nelson and Dave Paulson were Public Information Officers for Caltrans. This interview was done at the Caltrans District 4 office at...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Side B is Blank; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Erol Kaslan Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta Oral...
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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Ruby Louie was the Facilities Manager for Caltrans at the 150 Oak Street office. In this interview she describes her personal earthquake...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Cornelius, M. E. (Gene)
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Note : Hiss and some distortion as on original tapes. In part 6 there is no content from 00:13:15 - 00:16:45 Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : ME (Gene) Cornelius joined the Division of Highways in 1948 as a Junior Civil Engineer in District 11. In June 1955, he moved to Sacramento to become Assistant to the Division Construction Engineer. He produced training filmstrips on construction inspection and became Assistant Project Engineer for the Westside Freeway. In 1964,...
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Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Roberta Morena was a Landscape Maintenance Worker for Caltrans at the San Leandro Maintenance Yard. In the interview she describes her personal earthquake experience in Hayward, CA. Morena after...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Skip Young was an Associate Transportation Engineer with Caltrans when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. The night of the earthquake he worked alongside other Caltrans personnel...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. In this interview, Richard Taylor who was the Maintenance Lead Worker when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred, recalled his personal experience during and after the earthquake. As a member of the maintenance department, he surveyed the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Burch Bachtold Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is important because it captures the personal memories of Burch...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : James Roberts started working for Division of Highways in 1951 as a part-time student assistant. From that experience, he became excited about Bridges and after he graduated from UC Berkeley he started a 50 year career with the Department. Roberts held engineering, management and administrative positions including Chief Bridge Engineer for the State of California, Chief Deputy Director at...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Barbara Bradley and Jack Broadbent Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the oral history of Barbara Bradley and Jack...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Ray Zelinski was a Senior Bridge Engineer for Caltrans and served as a member of the PEQIT Team based out of the Farmer's Market building in Sacramento when the Loma Prieta...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note:  Recording includes background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this interview Donald Lichliter was a Tree Maintenance Worker I for Caltrans at the San Leandro Maintenance Station. When the Loma Prieta earthquake happened, he was driving home...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and static. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the interview, Brian Maroney was an Associate Bridge Engineer with Caltrans at Headquarters Structures Design. In this interview he describes his personal Loma Prieta...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and static. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Richard Vonarb was an Associate Environmental Planner for Caltrans at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. In this interview, Richard recalls his experience with the earthquake as it...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this interview Robert Ledesma in Traffic Operations in the Major Incidence Response Group for Caltrans District 11 office in San Diego. After the Loma Prieta earthquake the Caltrans...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note :  High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape; Static on Tape; Speed issue at the end of side A; Speed fluctuations throughout side B. Additional Title :  Loma Prieta Oral History Project. Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this...
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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and hiss. Right channel was recorded at a lower volume. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the interview, Johnny McFarland was a Security Officer at 150 Oak Street in San Francisco for Caltrans. The interview is about...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and speed fluctuations. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Ron Vandergroen was an Equipment Operator operating at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. In this interview Ron discusses how he...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Robert Wardrop was a Highway Equipment Operator for Caltrans based out of the Santa Maria Maintenance Yard at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. He was a member of a Maintenance crew that volunteered to assist with the earthquake...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hveem, Francis N.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Ends abruptly. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : W. R. Lovering, a specialist in asphalt pavement design, worked for the Division of Highways from 1929-1956. Much of that time he was a Materials Engineer at the Laboratory, then located in District 1. He then left State service to work for the Asphalt Institute as District Engineer for Northern California and Nevada. He retired from the Asphalt Institute in 1975. Topics covered...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Notes: Recording contains background noise. Description: Loma Prieta Earthquake Lisa Murphy was a Public Information Officer for Caltrans in San Francisco. In the interview she describes her personal earthquake experience in San Francisco and what it was like leading tours to the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge and answering media questions for the first two weeks after the earthquake. Digitized by California Revealed .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Reagan, John
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : During a 33-year engineering career, Bob Grout became a specialist in highway equipment repair and management. He advanced from Assistant Highway Engineer in road construction maintenance to Supervising Equipment Engineer, and finally to Chief, Equipment Resources Branch. He retired from Caltrans in 1980. In this oral history for Caltrans, he mentions briefly his Air Force career,one year of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Mike Vujovitch was a Resident Engineer for Caltrans at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. In this interview, Mike discusses the amount of work that it took to survey the highway conditions in...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording has speed issues at the beginning. Also contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this recording Ray Mailhot was the Regional Manager for Maintenance for Caltrans who worked at the San Leandro Maintenance...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains distortion and background noise. Right channel was recorded at a lower level. Recording ends abruptly. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Judy Silvestre was the Radio Room Supervisor of the Caltrans Oak Street office when the Loma Prieta earthquake...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Rich White was a Caltrans employee whose office was at the Toll Plaza Building for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. This interview is important as...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hveem, Francis N.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Rudolf Hess worked for the Division of Highways for almost 40 years. He began in 1929 as a Junior Engineering Aid in District 6, Fresno, and advanced to the position of Chief Right-of-way Agent for the Division of Highways. Under his leadership, the Right-of-way program achieved national recognition and the first Right-of-way manual in the nation was written. Policies he developed became the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording has some speed issues and contains background noise and static. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Richard Murphy was a Deputy District Director in charge of Right-of-Way for Caltrans in San Francisco. In the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Lorraine Sato was working as a Data Processing Manager for the Administrative Services branch of Computer Services at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Lorraine was involved with the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Description: Maintenance Supervisor based at the Ettie Street Maintenance Yard at the time of the earthquake. In this interview Michael reflects on his personal experience with the earthquake and his department's response to the destruction caused by the earthquake. Maintenance had to assist the rescue operations at the Cypress structure as well as close highway routes, repair damaged highway surfaces and shoulders, and bridges. Digitized by California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise; speed fluctuates. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Larry Walker was a retired Caltrans employee who had been requested by District 4 to oversee the construction of a temporary mobile home park in Watsonville to house families...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Hveem, Francis N.
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Additional Title : Oral History of Frank Baxter Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Frank Baxter served 39 years with the Division of Highways before retiring in 1969. He began working, as Assistant to the Maintenance Engineer in District 6, and was later appointed as the first Materials Engineer in the District 6 Laboratory.  He also served as District 9 Director, State Maintenance Engineer, and Assistant State Highway Engineer...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Hiss, noise, and low levels as on original tapes. Series Title : Highway Recollections Series Description : Bill Schafer worked for the Department for nearly 38 years. His first assignment was in 1951 in District 4 where he was involved with freeway route planning. Some of his other positions include Resident Engineer, District 8; Assistant Traffic Engineer under Karl Moskowitz; Design Engineer in District 7 (1961 to 1971); Deputy Chief Engineer; and Deputy Director of Maintenance and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, California--Division of Highways--History
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the earthquake, Ken Van Velsor was a Transportation Planner for Caltrans. In this interview Ken discusses his and his wife Joan's - a geologist for Caltrans - experience inspecting...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background office noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. John Wood was a Lead Maintenance Worker for Caltrans in District 5 based out of the Templeton Maintenance Yard when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. The days following...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and fluctuations in speed. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Robb Stott was an Associate Bridge Engineer at the time of the Loma Prieta earthquake. His interview focuses on his experience with the earthquake and his involvement...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this recording, Rassoul Salem was a Consultant Engineer working with Don Ross. Rassoul was involved with the shoring efforts at the collapsed Cypress Street structure. He was also...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Jimmie Mitchell was an Automotive Attendant I with Caltrans at the Oak Street Motor Pool. In this interview he describes his personal...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes static. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Larry McPeak was Caltrans Maintenance Superintendent II for Caltrans. In the interview he describes his own personal earthquake experience driving on 680 near...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of this interview John Lich was a Maintenance Supervisor for Caltrans at the Cupertino Maintenance Station. When the Loma Prieta earthquake happened, he was at home in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes distortion and background noise. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Jim Walters was a Superintendent II for Caltrans based out of Santa Cruz at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake on October 17, 1989. In this oral history, Jim discusses his...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Rene Garcia Series : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the oral history of Rene Garcia who was a Civil Engineer with Caltrans out of the Sacramento office working in Rent...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1; 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background nose and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Richard Zurlo was a Lead Worker for Caltrans based out of the Gilroy Maintenance Station in District 4 when the Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred. In this interview Richard recalls his...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Hum at 00:08:00. Recording ends abruptly. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Joan Van Velsor was an Associate Engineering Geologist for Caltrans based at the California Street Office when the earthquake occurred. In...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tapes. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Ken Berner Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This oral history of Ken Berner, who at the time of the interview was a Supervising...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Hiss and noise as on original tape. Interviewee is describing photos. Additional Title : Caltrans Earthquake History of Mark De Salvatore Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. This recording is the Loma Prieta Oral...
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording includes background noise. Ends abruptly. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Harry Yahata was a Deputy District Director based out of the California Street Office in District 4. In this interview he explains his...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note: Recording contains background noise and distortion. Description: In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Joe Wiegand was an Assistant Transportation Engineer/Changeable Message Sign Operator at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Joe recounts his experience during the earthquake...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
by Loma Prieta Oral History Project
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Note : Part 1 ends abruptly. Additional Title :   Caltrans Earthquake History of Ken Hallis Series Title : Loma Prieta Oral History Project   Description : In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the earthquake Ken Hallis, was an Associate Bridge Engineer at Richmond, CA. He...
Topics: californialightandsound, Earthquakes--California--Loma Prieta, Loma Prieta Earthquake, Calif., 1989
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette